Tips and Stutong Neighborhood Watch


  • Work with the police department. These agencies are critical to a Watch group’s credibility and are the source of necessary information and training.
  • Link up with your victims’ services office to get your members trained in helping victims of crime.
  • Hold regular meetings to help residents get to know each other and to decide upon program strategies and activities.
  • Consider linking with an existing organization, such as a citizens’ association, community development office, tenants’ association, or housing authority. They may be able to provide an existing infrastructure you can use.
  • Canvass door-to-door to recruit members.
  • Ask people who seldom leave their homes to be “window watchers,” looking out for children and reporting any unusual activities in the neighborhood.
  • Sponsor a crime and drug prevention fair at a church hall, temple, shopping mall, or community center.
  • Gather the facts about crime in your neighborhood. Check police reports, conduct victimization surveys, and learn residents’ perceptions about crimes. Often, residents’ opinions are not supported by facts, and accurate information can reduce the fear of crime.
  • Physical conditions like abandoned cars or overgrown vacant lots contribute to crime. Sponsor cleanups, encourage residents to beautify the area, and ask them to turn on outdoor lights at night.
  • Work with small businesses to repair rundown storefronts, clean up littered streets, and create jobs for young people.
  • Start a block parent program to help children cope with emergencies while walking to and from school or playing in the area.
  • Emphasize that Watch groups are not vigilantes and should not assume the role of the police. Their duty is to ask neighbors to be alert, observant, and caring—and to report suspicious activity or crimes immediately to the police.

NW Stutong: Home Security 101

The Neighborhood Watch Stutong (NWS) has been ongoing in our community for the past 3 years. We would like to acknowledge and thank everyone for being vigilant and watching out for everyone!

There are actually quite a few things you can do to protect your home & family from intruders:

*Install motion lights near door ways.

*Keep bushes & hedges trimmed low so burglars can’t hide behind them or their shadows.

*When you are away from home, have your mail & papers picked up so they do not pile up.

*Noise! Having a dog or even a recording of a dog barking will deter a burglar.

*Put your lights on a timer so they come on in the evening, even if you are not home.

*Install deadlocks on all external doors & make sure each door & window is locked at night & when you are away from home.


(list taken from here and infographic taken from here)

Stutong Neighborhood Watch BBQ

Over the weekend we had the privilege of attending an awesome BBQ hosted by the Stutong NW held at the Koperasi Hijau carpark. We met the residents and neighbors, enjoyed delish BBQ meats and all around had a good time! Thanks again for the invite, we are looking forward to the next BBQ!

For more info on the Stutong Neighborhood Watch, please contact 082-361958 or check out the Facebook group here






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